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What is liberal arts (and why it's right for you)?

Liberal arts is a form of education that covers five main areas of study: the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. If you’re looking for a well-rounded, comprehensive, engaging form of education that will set you up to succeed and thrive, liberal arts is right for you.

Pursuing a liberal arts degree at UMN Morris means you’ll learn more than just what’s on the syllabus.

At UMN Morris, liberal arts goes beyond the subjects that form the framework of your education and the foundation for your chosen major. You’ll explore a wide range of academic disciplines, from art and music to math and chemistry, while mastering transferable skills like critical thinking, effective communication, and problem-solving. And along the way, you’ll discover your passion while building your analytical, investigative, and intellectual strength. You’ll learn how to effectively contribute to the community and creatively solve problems. Most importantly, you’ll be well positioned as a career-ready scholar, ready for whatever your future holds.

A liberal arts degree from UMN Morris sets you up for:

  • Advanced degree programs
  • Career flexibility
  • Life-long learning
  • Global citizenship

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